Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in Calvados, Normandie, France
Les Braves - To Those Brave Men
—Normandy D-Day June 6, 1944 —
I created this sculpture to honour the courage of these men: sons, husbands and fathers, who endangered and often sacrificed their lives in the hope of freeing the french people.
“Les Braves” consists of three elements:
The Wings of Hope - So that the spirit which carried these men on June 6, 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.
Rise Freedom! - So that the example of those who rose against barbarity, helps us remain standing strong against all forms of inhumanity.
Wings of Fraternity - So that this surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On June 6th , 1944 these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.
Sculpteur: Anilore Banon
Location. 49° 22.256′ N, 0° 52.773′ W. Marker is in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandie, in Calvados. Marker is on Avenue de la Liberation (D517) just from Rue Bernard Anquetil. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandie 14710, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remember Omaha (here, next to this marker); Omaha Beach (within shouting distance of this Omaha Beach, haut lieu du Débarquement du 6 juin 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Aquatint (within shouting distance of this marker);
Categories. • War, World II •
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